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  • Maulana Azad sees Indian plot behind temple attack

    ISLAMABAD: Kha­teeb of Badshahi Masjid and Central Chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Pak­istan, Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, has said the devastation and vandalism at the Bhong temple is a “conspiracy hatched by India”...

    Maulana Azad along with a delegation of scholars visited the Bhong town in Rahim Yar Khan district to meet members of the Hindu community at the affected temple...

  • PM to lay foundation of Hyderabad University next month, says governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muham­mad Zubair has announced that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lay the foundation stone of the federal government-funded University of Hyder­abad next month and the funding for the Karachi Development Package, com­­mitted by the PM, would start within the next 10 days...

    The governor was speaking at a programme held at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) here on Friday to distribute 172...

  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir ? Pakistan's treasure chest of rubies

    The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them...

    The federal authorities that administer this disputed territory do not have the funds to buy new machinery or to build more mines, explained Shahid Ayub, director general of the Azad Kashmir Mine and Industry Development Company (AKMIDC), a public company...

  • Brexit hastens Azad Kashmir’s economic break with UK

    MIRPUR: The tiled palaces beside Mangla reservoir and dozens of exchange offices testify to the prosperity enjoyed by Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur thanks to vast sums of cash sent back by tens of thousands of emigrants living in Britain...

    And with Azad Kashmir lacking any major resources while unemployment soars, the prospects in Mirpur are dim...

  • Rubies: Azad Kashmir’s untapped treasure

    CHITTA KATHA: The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them...

    Azad Kashmir has just one mine and one exploration site, where miners dig to assess the potential of the jewels below...

  • A little out of the way — Azad Kashmir

    I could feel the difference as soon as I drove across the Kohala Bridge over the Jhelum River, and into Azad Kashmir...

    There were scores of vehicles and colourful umbrellas at the picnic-point on the Pakistani side, while the Azad Kashmir end had only a couple of modest structures that served as stopover facilities for mainly public buses and the occasional explorers like me...

  • MC, PPP leaders join PTI Azad Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Azad Kashmir politicians Sardar Maqsooduz Zaman and Sardar Gul Khandan crossed over to PTI from their respective PPP and the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference parties...

    Sardar Zaman deserted not only PPP but also his uncle, the incumbent President of Azad Kashmir Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan who belongs to PPP...

  • Six dead, 14 injured as passenger van plunges into ditch in Azad Kashmir

    At least six people, including three women, lost their lives and 14 others were reportedly injured when a passenger coach plunged into a ditch in Sudhnoti district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said...

    "The ill-fated vehicle, with 20 people on board, left the town of Palandari at 9am for Rawalpindi but met the accident just after an hour into the journey when it had travelled a distance of 31 kilometres," said Imdad...

  • PPP, PML-N on warpath in Azad Kashmir

    MUZAFFARABAD: Rela­tions between the ruling PPP and the opposition PML-N in Azad Kashmir, which have been at daggers drawn since Saturday’s clash in Kotli, took a turn for the worse on Sunday when the former announced that it would observe a ‘black day’ on Monday in protest against the killing of ‘its activist’ and the latter called for a judicial inquiry to unearth the facts...

    “Instead of conquering Azad Kashmir, the federal...

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